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Aristophanes and His Theatre of the Absurd (Classical World)

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Publisher Comments:

Aristophanes, the Athenian comic dramatist, remains popular despite historical changes in attitude and belief. Placing the plays in their total civic, religious and dramatic context, this account explores their significance for contemporary audiences, and their continuing appeal. Separate chapters address aspects of his work and world, and attempt to outline the playwright's own opinions at a time of intense political debate. With original texts quoted in translation, this comprehensive and lively study provides students with an invaluable insight into the plays and their place in classical Athens.

Synopsis:

This series explores the culture and achievement of the civilizations of Greece and Rome. It is designed specifically for students and teachers of classical civilization and ancient history, and provides a collection of guides on literature, history, art, values and social institutions.

Synopsis:

Aristophanes, the Athenian comic dramatist, remains popular despite historical changes in attitude and belief. Placing the plays in their total civic, religious and dramatic context, this account explores their significance for contemporary audiences, and their continuing appeal. Separate chapters address aspects of his work and world, and attempt to outline the playwright's own opinions at a time of intense political debate. With original texts quoted in translation, this comprehensive and lively study provides students with an invaluable insight into the plays and their place in classical Athens.

Synopsis:

Entertaining introduction to the fantastical world of Aristophanes

About the Author

Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek History, the A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.A longstanding member of JACT, he has published widely on Greek literature and history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853991141
Author:
Cartledge, P.
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Editor:
Cartledge, Paul
Author:
Cartledge, Paul
Location:
Bristol :
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Greek drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical world series
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.54x5.46x.24 in. .31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
This series explores the culture and achievement of the civilizations of Greece and Rome. It is designed specifically for students and teachers of classical civilization and ancient history, and provides a collection of guides on literature, history, art, values and social institutions.
"Synopsis" by ,
Aristophanes, the Athenian comic dramatist, remains popular despite historical changes in attitude and belief. Placing the plays in their total civic, religious and dramatic context, this account explores their significance for contemporary audiences, and their continuing appeal. Separate chapters address aspects of his work and world, and attempt to outline the playwright's own opinions at a time of intense political debate. With original texts quoted in translation, this comprehensive and lively study provides students with an invaluable insight into the plays and their place in classical Athens.
"Synopsis" by , Entertaining introduction to the fantastical world of Aristophanes
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